Saks Incorporated Announces Redemption of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2024

  Saks Incorporated Announces Redemption of 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes Due

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 15, 2013

Retailer Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS) (the “Company”) today announced that it
is giving notice to holders of the $230.0 million outstanding principal amount
of its 2.0% Convertible Senior Notes due March 15, 2024 (the “Notes”) that the
Company is redeeming all of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100.2% of
the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the
April 15, 2013 redemption date.

Alternatively, the holders may convert the Notes at any time prior to the
close of business on April 12, 2013. The Company intends to satisfy its
obligation by delivering cash in the event that holders elect to convert their
Notes in connection with the redemption. Holders who wish to convert their
Notes must comply with the procedures in Article IX of the Indenture and
paragraph 10 of the Notes. The conversion rate is currently 83.5609 shares of
the Company’s common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes.

The Company’s notice to holders specifying the terms, conditions and
procedures for the redemption and/or conversion is available through The
Depository Trust Company and the Trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust
Company, N.A.

The address for The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., is:

The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
Global Corporate Trust
111 Sanders Creek Parkway
East Syracuse, New York 13057
Attention: Redemption Unit

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute
a notice of redemption of the Notes.

Saks Incorporated currently operates 43 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 65 Saks
Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, and Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be
named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only
one of 50 U.S. companies so named.

Forward-looking Information

The information contained in this press release that addresses future results
or expectations is considered “forward-looking” information within the
definition of the Federal securities laws. Forward-looking information in this
document can be identified through the use of words such as “may,” “will,”
“intend,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “would,”
“believe,” “estimate,” “contemplate,” “possible,” and “point.” The
forward-looking information is premised on many factors, some of which are
outlined below. Actual consolidated results might differ materially from
projected forward-looking information.

The forward-looking information and statements are or may be based on a series
of projections and estimates and involve risks and uncertainties. These risks
and uncertainties include such factors as: the level of consumer spending for
luxury apparel and other merchandise carried by the Company and its ability to
respond quickly to consumer trends; macroeconomic conditions and their effect
on consumer spending; the Company’s ability to secure adequate financing;
adequate and stable sources of merchandise; the competitive pricing
environment within the retail sector; the effectiveness of planned
advertising, marketing, and promotional campaigns; favorable customer response
to relationship marketing efforts of proprietary credit card loyalty programs;
appropriate inventory management; effective expense control; successful
operation of the Company’s proprietary credit card strategic alliance with
Capital One Financial Corporation; geo-political risks; weather conditions and
natural disasters; the performance of the financial markets; changes in
interest rates; and fluctuations in foreign currency and exchange rates. For
additional information regarding these and other risk factors, please refer to
the Company’s filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A
for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form
10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which may be accessed via the
Internet at

The Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or


Saks Incorporated
Julia Bentley, 865-981-6243
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